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PHOTOS: Who Will Run For Mayor Of Chicago?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's surprising decision not to run for a seventh term has created a feeling of chaos in Chicago--and possibly in Washingt...

Cops Seize Fireworks And Explosives Capable Of Leveling An Entire City Block

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After making one arrest following the seizure of fireworks and explosive chemicals powerful enough "to level an entire city block," Cook County sherif...

Sheriff Wants To Stop New Burials At Burr Oak

Southtown Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is trying to prevent new burials from taking place in a 10-acre parcel of Burr Oak cemetery where human remains were dug ...

Cook County's Lenient Marijuana Law Never Implemented

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly a year after the Cook County Board passed a controversial ordinance allowing sheriff's police to ticket pot smokers for minor possession instea...

Three Sisters' Identity Theft Ring Busted; $300K Of Merch Stolen

NBC Chicago | Posted 02.13.2014 | Chicago

An identity theft ring that defrauded as many as 100 victims and reaped as much as $300,000 worth of merchandise has been shut down. Cook County Sh...

Kevin J. Long: Man Who Tried Bringing Knives To Daley Center Had 1,600 Knives, Guns, Names Of Officers And Deputies In His Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A man who was arrested last week after attempting to bring knives into the Daley Center faces further charges after the Cook County sheriff's officers...

Two Cook County Jail Buildings To Close, Could Save County $15 Million A Year

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County is looking to give up its claim to the largest single-site jail in the nation. Sheriff Tom Dart announced Tuesday he would be shuttering ...

Sheriff Tom Dart Announces Prison Breakfast To Be Served At 4:30 A.M.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sheriff Tom Dart has been cutting costs with a vengeance at the Cook County Department of Corrections. And on Thursday, he announced another nearly $2...

Craigslist Prostitution Lawsuit Thrown Out

Bloomberg News | Andrew M. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Craigslist won dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, that accused the classified ads Web site of creating a public nui...

Dart Backs Electronic Monitoring For Nonviolent Offenders

CBS2 | Kristyn Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In tough money times, when budgets are tight, Cook County taxpayers are paying more to jail some non-violent offenders who could be electronically mon...

Who Should Claypool Voters Choose? Probably Preckwinkle

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

The voters who would have backed Claypool, many of whom live on the North Side and in suburban Cook County, might well be the swing votes in this election.

'Operation Room Service': 100 Arrested, $100,000 Recovered In Sting

Chicago Public Radio | Susie An | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than 100 people were arrested and more than $100,000 in drugs and cash seized as part of a six-month investigation dubbed "Operation Room Service...

Burr Oak Cemetery: Thousands Of Bodies Over Capacity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If the prospect of graves being dug up, double-stacked and destroyed was not unsettling enough, the Associated Press reported Tuesday that the Burr Oa...

Keeping Score in Chicago Episode 24: 'Big Iron' Tom Dart On Why He's A Thinkin' Man's Sheriff

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

The guy who takes on Craigslist and saves puppies, but won't put political ambition in front of his wife and five kids, talks about why an eventual run for Mayor isn't out of the question.

Dogfighting Ring Busted At Suburban Day Care (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES Cook County sheriffs raided a suburban day care Tuesday after learning it was being used as a front for what officers describ...

Senate Race Roundup: Dart Not Running, Hoffman Lands Endorsements

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart will not cave to national Democrats who have been urging him to run for the U.S. Senate and will instead seek re-election...

Renter's Champion Sheriff Dart Sued Over Slow Pace Of Evictions

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

He's known across the country as the sheriff who stood up for the little guy, the renter or owner caught in the foreclosure crisis. Time magazine name...

Tom Dart For Senate? Anxious Democrats Reportedly Courting Sheriff To Challenge Kirk

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's been a rough week for the Democrats hoping to take over President Obama's former Senate seat from retiring incumbent Roland Burris. First, a Ras...

Authorities Stop Collecting Evidence At Desecrated Burr OakAuthorities Stop Collecting Evidence At Desecrated Burr Oak

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ALSIP, Ill. — Investigators stopped collecting evidence Friday at a historic black cemetery in suburban Chicago where workers allegedly dug up c...

Skeleton In Suit And Tie Found Without Casket At Burr Oak

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ALSIP, Ill. — Skeletal remains of a man wearing a suit and tie were found sitting in a burial vault with no casket in sight at a historic black ...

Burr Oak Update: Cook County To Sue Cemetery Owners, Over 200 Bones Found

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to sue the owners of a historic black cemetery in suburban Chicago to recover the...

Burr Oak Official: Sheriff Exaggerated Crime, Bones Didn't Litter Cemetery

ABC 7 | Ben Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A war of words began Saturday as those who run Burr Oak Cemetery fired back at Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. Cemetery authorities say the sheriff has...

Identifying The Thousands Of 'Jumbled Bones' At Burr Oak Cemetery Nearly Impossible: Experts

AP | RUPA SHENOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Human remains strewn amid overgrown weeds have deteriorated into jumbled bones. Paper records in a rusted metal cabinet have dissolved...

Court Appoints New Director For Scandal-Plagued Burr Oak Cemetery, Class Action Suit Filed

AP/Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A Cook County judge has appointed a veteran cemetery director to run everyday operations at Burr Oak Cemetery, where an investigation ...

State Sues Burr Oak As Sheriff Asks Third Party To Run Desecrated Cemetery (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

(SCROLL DOWN FOR SLIDESHOW) Saying that his office is overwhelmed having assumed virtual responsibility for managing Burr Oak Cemetery, Cook County S...